Math 911 – 924 Overview
Math 911 - 913 and Math 921 – 924 are 2 sequences of non-credit modules designed to
allow students to place out of introductory credit math courses. Students who register
for 911 are automatically registered for 912 and 913, and those who register for 921
are automatically registered for 922 – 924. Completing the last course in each sequence
allows students to move up in the sequence or move into credit courses.
Introduction to Math sequence (used to replace Math 9 or 10)
Math 911 – Whole Numbers
Math 912 – Fractions
Math 913 – Decimals and Percents
Prealgebra sequence (used to replace Math 19 or 20)
Math 921 – Integers
Math 922 – Fractions, Decimals, and Integers
Math 923 – Percents, Ratios, and Proportions
Math 924 – Graphing and Measurement
The setting of the course is in a computer lab with an instructor and a student tutor.
Students work at their own pace using an adaptive software program. A diagnostic
tool determines which topics need to be reviewed. Any questions that can't be answered
by the videos or the computerized explanations and examples, can be answered by the
instructor and tutor.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Q:How could I place into the modules if I have not taken the placement test?
A: Consult with and academic counselor for appropriate module to enroll in.
- Q: What happens if I finish the modules before the semester ends?
- A: If you finish Math 913, you have the option to to continue with the 921 - 924 modules
(Prealgebra). It's possible that you could finish 3 or even 7 modules in a week or
- Q: What happens when the semester ends?
- A: If all modules in a sequence are completed by the last class period, the student
may decide to enroll in a late start class to complete and additional module. If
you don't finish all modules in a sequence in a given semester, you can take the incomplete
modules again the following semester. Suppose you complete Math 911 and 912, but
not 913. The following semester, you would only need to complete Math 913.
- Q: What is the cost, and how many units are earned
- A: There is no tuition cost, and no units are earned, since the modules are non-credit.
During the initial pilot (Summer 2017), there is no charge for materials. After
the initial pilot, students will be required to purchase an online access code which
will allow access to the computerized course and eText.
- Q: Am I required to attend every class period?
- A: Yes, while you are still working on modules, you should attend every class for the
full period, unless you have an unavoidable situation, such as illness or jury duty.
If you are absent for a significant time, you may be dropped to make room for another
student. If you finish the modules early in the semester, you are not required to
attend once you have placed at the next level.
- Q: Can I work at home on my own?
- A: Absolutely! Your access code can be used on any computer. The more work you do
at home, the sooner you will finish the modules.
- Q: What happens if I'm on the waiting list? Is it possible that I could get into
the class this semester?
- A: Yes -- as students complete the modules, empty seats will become available in the
room, and you may be added. At the end of each week, invitations to add will be sent
to fill the empty seats, and new students will be added on Mondays. Check your e-mail
to see if you have been invited to add, and be sure to attend on Monday if you want
that space. If you don't receive an invitation, you are allowed to attend on Mondays
-- it's possible that an invited student will "no-show", and you might be eligible
to claim the space.
- Q: What are the advantages and disadvantages of taking the non-credit modules, rather
than the credit courses?
- A: Math 9/10 (Introduction to Math) and Math 19/20 (Prealgebra) are credit courses
taught in traditional lecture style with an instructor. Students who like to receive
information and take notes in a sequential way with a textbook, homework, quizzes,
and tests for review may find that this best fits their learning style. Because units
are earned, students who need to meet a certain unit load for financial aid may prefer
credit courses. The non-credit modules, are best suited for students who like to
work at their own pace. In particular, it works well for students who know most of
the course material, with just a few gaps in knowledge, as the computer can determine
those gaps and only instruct the student in those areas. New content is delivered
by video, and students who prefer to learn from this format would benefit. In addition,
students who feel that a traditional class moves too quickly and need a slower format
could also benefit from the modules, as the course is self-paced. Incomplete modules
receive a "satisfactory progress" grade, so the student can pick up where they left
off, rather than having to repeat all of the course material. Finally, students who
don't want to use too many units on prerequisite courses will find that they can place
at a higher level without accumulating as many non-transferrable units.
- Q: Who can give me more information about these classes?
- A: You may contact our division office. http://www.mjc.edu/instruction/sme/php. You
may also as Professor Andrade at andrade.mjc.edu